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      12-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Inexpensive way to dress up your M5

If you have a heat gun and you have worked with wrap before you can do this. Buy Di-noc 1080. Its very pliable under heat. The rear diffuser comes off pretty easily.
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      12-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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Re did the interior of my E60 M5 in Dinoc. Vast improvement and simple to use. Nice accents btw!
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Interesting, how difficult is it to remove the Di-noc if you want to undo?
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      12-12-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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Interesting, how difficult is it to remove the Di-noc if you want to undo?
Very easy, especially if you have a blow dryer or heat gun (heat gun works better). It won't leave any marks or glue residue either.
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      12-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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Have you tried wrapping the interior trim to have a M6 look?
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      12-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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Have you tried wrapping the interior trim to have a M6 look?
No, I like the way the interior looks.
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      12-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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No, I like the way the interior looks.
How about wrapping the front grills, side vents, & the chrome trim on door handle ? This is what I have in mind, but not sure if it works.
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How about wrapping the front grills, side vents, & the chrome trim on door handle ? This is what I have in mind, but not sure if it works.
Front and sides not worth the trouble IMO ... Chrome door handles are very easy.
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      12-13-2012, 01:24 AM   #9
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I notice a bit of uneven waviness to the pattern. Is this due to the heat and stretching or is this how the pattern comes? BTW, great idea for a cost effective mod.
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Well executed. This is something I usually see on imports for the teenage crowd, but doesn't look too bad
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      12-13-2012, 05:26 AM   #11
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I notice a bit of uneven waviness to the pattern. Is this due to the heat and stretching or is this how the pattern comes? BTW, great idea for a cost effective mod.
I suppose maybe some stretching occurred but its really not noticeable in person. I didn't notice it until I saw the pics.

I did this for not only reasons of aesthetics. The door handle trim had to be done. I did not want any chrome on the car. The B pillars have that glossy black look to them. Well, they also get scratched very easily or passengers always get their fingerprints on them. So, I put this stuff on there because it protects, looks nice, and does not show fingerprints.
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      12-13-2012, 05:56 AM   #12
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I suppose maybe some stretching occurred but its really not noticeable in person. I didn't notice it until I saw the pics.

I did this for not only reasons of aesthetics. The door handle trim had to be done. I did not want any chrome on the car. The B pillars have that glossy black look to them. Well, they also get scratched very easily or passengers always get their fingerprints on them. So, I put this stuff on there because it protects, looks nice, and does not show fingerprints.
Can you please guide to find the right one ?

http://www.foliencenter24.com/3m-di-...421-black.html

Which Product code would that be ?
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      12-13-2012, 10:58 AM   #13
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Can you please guide to find the right one ?

http://www.foliencenter24.com/3m-di-...421-black.html

Which Product code would that be ?
That looks like the stuff. I cannot read the description. I was told by a friend that the "1080" is more pliable and I agree. I have always purchased it off of ebay. I don't know if people will ship the product to your country.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-Di-Noc-Gl...325fa2&vxp=mtr
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      12-13-2012, 11:06 AM   #14
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Found it, CF-12...

Now how much do you need ? they sell it by the meter... I want to do the back and the doors like you...

Standard size is 50cm x 152cm , then you go in 50 cm increments... 100 x 152 , 150 x 152 and so on...
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      12-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #15
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I would get 24x60(inches). Or maybe bigger if possible.
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      12-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #16
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This looks like a fun DIY. I'm going to do the interior trim on my landcruiser.

aculeg87 thanks for the info on this, this stuff is what makes the forum great.
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      12-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #17
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aculeg87 thanks for the info on this, this stuff is what makes the forum great.
You're very welcome. Feel free to ask any other questions should you have any.
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      12-14-2012, 03:49 AM   #18
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I would get 24x60(inches). Or maybe bigger if possible.
This is the smaller roll, so the 50 x 152 cm ... Thanks bro

Would you share a picture of what you call Heat Gun, I am in Europe might be called slightly different here...
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This is the smaller roll, so the 50 x 152 cm ... Thanks bro

Would you share a picture of what you call Heat Gun, I am in Europe might be called slightly different here...
A heat gun is basically a Blow dryer (that thing women use to dry their hair for hours and hours) but it blows way hotter. They are inexpensive and they have many applications. You can use a blow dryer too. Keep in mind that if you get the stuff too hot it will warp and change shape so be careful and get a feel for how this stuff works.

Good luck and feel free to ask any questions
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      12-14-2012, 03:13 PM   #20
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Would you share a picture of what you call a heat gun
Here is 'an example' http://www.lowes.com/pd_43582-97-050...gun&facetInfo=

However, it would be important to know the specific heat range needed for the material as that will dictate the gun purchased (different heat guns/different heat ranges/settings)

Otherwise, it can be a bit risky (for the wrap and the material).
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